Rea A. Axline, a retired executive and activist in civic and charitable causes, has died after a long illness. The 85-year-old Rancho Santa Fe man was a member of the San Diego Zoological Society's finance committee.
Axline was also active in the arts. He was a life trustee of the San Diego Museum of Art and a financial adviser to the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego. Axline was also a board member of the Scripps Memorial Hospital Foundation and trustee of the UC San Diego Foundation.